This Weekly’s Hot Topics
June is National Cancer Survivor Month
- Reach out to your Legislator in Sacramento to OPPOSE the new costly leave mandate for Small Businesses – AB 995 (Gonzalez) California News
- Tomorrow, Wednesday, June 2 at 10:00am PST, the California Partnership for Access to Treatment (CPAT) virtual briefing on impact of federal drug pricing proposals, such as H.R. 3 California News
- Timely Access to Cancer Treatment (TACT) Act of 2021 (H.R. 3258) National News
- This Sunday, June 6, is National Cancer Survivors Day®! Raise awareness for this important Celebration of Life! Affiliate Association News
Dr. Nguyen has been a Program Committee member for several years, and will be joining UCSD’s faculty in October.
Dr. Nguyen invites MOASC member physicians to work with him on the March 26, 2022 Oncology Summit Program Committee.
Please contact the MOASC Office of your interest [email protected]
Dr. Neil Love’s virtual program held on May 15, 2021, “Current Concepts and Recent Advances in Oncology: A Daylong Clinical Summit,” engaged more than 500 attendees globally. This fantastic program featured case presentations from the following noted MOASC members: Amanda Blackmon, DO, MS, UCI ; Farshid Dayyani, MD, PhD, UCI; Michael Del Rosario, MD, UCI; Ashkan Lashkari, MD, Wellness Oncology; Jeremy Lorber, MD, Cedars Sinai; Josh Mansour, MD, City of Hope/ Kaiser Permanente; Nataliya Mar, MD, UCI; Helen Moon, MD, City of Hope/Kaiser Permanente; Anthony Nguyen, MD, Loma Linda; Sandip Patel, MD, UCSD; and Andrea Stebel, MD, UCI. To read more click here and go to MOASC News.
The California Chamber of Commerce Advocacy is needing additional help. Please reach out to your state Legislator in Sacramento to OPPOSE the new costly leave mandate for Small Businesses – AB 995 (Gonzalez). The bill will be coming up for a vote within the next week, so we need to make one more push to stop it! AB 995 (Gonzalez) would nearly double the amount of paid sick leave businesses are required to pay employees annually from a minimum of three days to a minimum of five days. To read more click here and go to California News.
The Senate, last week, confirmed Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, to lead the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, one of the most powerful posts at the Department of Health and Human Services. As the official charged with overseeing providing services to poor and older Americans in Medicare and Medicaid, Ms. Brooks-LaSure will manage roughly $1 trillion of the federal budget in addition to the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance marketplaces and regulations. To read more click here and go to MEdicare News/ CMS News.
The Timely Access to Cancer Treatment (TACT) Act of 2021 (H.R. 3258) was introduced by Representative Terri Sewell (D-AL) with Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) that ensures patients with cancer receive medication within 72 Hours, removing red tape and delays. The TACT Act is a patient empowerment bill that guarantees that patients get their prescribed oral cancer medications within 72 hours when middlemen, such as pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), require that patients get their drugs from their corporate mail order pharmacies. To read more click here and go to National News.
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